What Ontario’s “Fair Workplaces & Better Jobs” Means for You

As you may have heard, Ontario has recently introduced new legislation called the “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017″ to create additional job opportunities, better pay and increased job security for workers.
A summary of the proposals that have been recommended in the Act include:

  • To raise Ontario’s general minimum wage to $14 per hour on January 1, 2018, and then to $15 on January 1, 2019, followed by annual increases at the rate of inflation
  • To mandate equal pay for part-time, temporary, casual and seasonal employees doing the same job as full-time employees. Also, equal pay for temporary help agency employees doing the same job as permanent employees at the agencies’ client companies

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